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fruit & rose wreath
by Betty Reineke, OSCI

By Betty Reineke, OSCI
-Canvas, Available at Walmart and Craft Stores
FolkArt Acrylic Colors
-434 Berry Wine
-924 Thicket
-901 Wicker White
-432 Sunflower
-640 Light Periwinkle
-736 School Bus Yellow
FolkArt Artists’ Pigment
-917 Yellow Ochre
-463 Dioxazine Purple
-435 Napthol Crimson
-462 Burnt Umber
FolkArt Metallics
-676 Metallic Inca Gold
FolkArt ONE Stroke™ Brushes
-3/4” Flat
-12 Flat
-10 Flat
Script Liner
Additional Supplies
-Transfer Paper
-Stylus or Pencil
-868 Floating Medium
-Krylon Acrylic Spray Clear Satin Finish
If painting on wall, wash with soap and water, rinse well and let dry.
Transfer your pattern.
(Refer to color worksheet throughout)
Shadow Leaves:
Load ¾” flat brush with Floating Medium. With same brush, double load with Thicket and Sunflower, blend; add a tip of Berry Wine to Sunflower side. Work into brush and paint ONE Stroke leaves all the way around the wreath only picking up Floating Medium when needed. All you want at this point is shadow leaves for back ground color.
Double load the #12 flat brush with Burnt Umber and Sunflower, paint the grape stem. Double load the #10 flat brush with Dioxazine Purple and Wicker White. Starting at the bottom of the cluster, paint the grapes, occasionally picking up a touch of Berry Wine on your Wicker White side of the brush.
Roses & Buds:
Double load the #12 flat brush with Berry Wine and Wicker White. Paint the upper left rose. Use Napthol Crimson and Wicker White for the other two roses. Buds were painted using same brush alternating Crimson, Berry Wine, Wicker White and Inca Gold.
Double load the #12 flat brush with Yellow Ochre and School Bus Yellow. Paint the pears. With same brush pick up a small amount of Floating Medium and Berry Wine on one tip of the brush and blend the center of the pear.
Wiggle Leaves:
Double load the ¾”flat brush with Thicket and Sunflower. Paint the wiggle leaves. Using same brush paint larger ONE Stroke leaves.
ONE Stroke Leaves:
Double load the #12 flat brush with Thicket and Sunflower. Paint the ONE Stroke leaves.
Filler Stems Flowers:
Double load the #12 flat brush with Berry Wine and Wicker White. Lightly paint the wild flowers.
If painting this project on a door spray with Krylon Acrylic Clear Satin Finish. Allow to dry between applying 3- 4 coats.
*Tip: When painting your roses, to avoid having that long bud in the center, bring your first “C” stroke half way down into your bud, not to the bottom. Don’t forget to come up to a chisel edge at the end of your “C” strokes. Push and pull up on the chisel edge.
Design Created by Betty Reineke
I will not bore you with a lot about me, I'm sure you're mostly interested as I am in this wonderful way of painting and maybe how I started. I started dabbling, (and dabbling is all I could get it to look like), with paint over 30 years ago and stopped to raise my two daughters. You know how kids are, as soon as you start something you have to stop, lol. It had been so many years since I painted that my two wonderful daughters Laura & Brenda are grown up, and have kids of their own. How time flies!
So I had forgotten about painting until I watched Donna Dewberry on TV in February 2002 and thought WOW! I thought that it was really neat and it will sure cut down on the shading and blending that I use to try to do. I just couldn't imagine how much easier it would be if I learned to paint like that. I bought one of her kits on QVC and tried it out, watched her video and read her book. I had to teach myself and I’m so thankful for her books and videos, since there are no instructors in my area. Well, it was just amazing to say the least!! I’m going to certification in May of this year, in Birmingham. I can hardly wait!
I would like to add one more thing, like I mentioned about not having any instructors in my area, I want to thank everyone on the “One Stroke Painting and More Forum” for their help and support, learning projects and instructions, I couldn’t have come this far without them. So if you don’t mind I would like to add the URL to that site for the people like me that don’t have the help and support they need to further their painting endeavors.
I'm Hooked! I'm Hooked!! I'm Hooked!!!
My husband Jack teases me now saying, he would be afraid to over sleep... he may wake up with flowers painted on his chest. Who Me? Of Course I would!
Painting is now my favorite pastime and hobby.
Betty Reineke, OSCI, can be reached at:
4858 Black Rd
Blountsville, AL 35031